News just in, my knitting friend, Nancy, passed from this life on Saturday, December 27. She had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer early in 2008. This is the same disease that killed her father a year or so earlier. She was 69.
You may remember that my fiber arts group made a love blanket for her in February. Here's a link to that post. She loved the blanket. I hope it was a source of comfort to her in her illness.
Nancy was a wonderful person, fun to be around, and so full of life. I find it hard to believe that she is gone. She was a member of my knitting group over the past 4 years. She was a very generous person, always willing to pitch in and help. Several years ago, she participated in a group project for another member. Members knit fish and Nancy volunteered to help me assemble a fish baby blanket from them for an expectant member of our group. On that occasion, we spent most of a day together, laying out the fish on my kitchen island, sewing them together, and talking about lots of things. I'm so glad I had the privilege of knowing her and I will treasure my memories of her. My sympathies go out to her family
The visitation and funeral are on Friday and Saturday. It is not a good way to start a new year by losing a friend.